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Summary

King County Road Services is closely monitoring ground movement on 356th Drive SE near Fall City, where a slow-moving slide is taking place under the roadway. On February 10, Road Services, in partnership with the Office of Emergency Management, issued a voluntary evacuation message to residents who would be cut off if conditions worsen and the road washes out. The county does not expect the slide to affect State Route 202.

Status update

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

King County will close 356th Drive SE to all vehicle traffic from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. today through Thursday, February 27, for soil testing work. Residents may park a vehicle on the other side of the closure while crews are working, and crews will allow limited access for foot and bicycle traffic throughout the day. Please note: The evacuation route that was put into place earlier this month is on private property, and will not be available for residential use when 356th Drive SE is closed for soil testing this week. The county will maintain access for life and safety emergency response vehicles while crews are working.

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Is there a weight restriction on this road?

For safety, large commercial vehicles and trucks that weigh more than 5 tons may not use this road. The road remains open to vehicles that weigh less than 5 tons until further notice.

Why is King County advising residents to leave the area?

356th Drive SE provides the only access for some 75 homes. The road is currently open but restricted to one lane north of the 4000 block. The ground under the roadway is moving slowly. Heavy rainfall could accelerate the slide and wash out the road.

Who is affected by this advisory?

Residents who live north of the 4000 block on 356th Drive SE are encouraged to leave the area. Those who live or work south of the 4000 block are not affected at this time.

What should residents in the evacuation area do?

Residents should consider leaving the area as soon as possible. If road conditions worsen and the road is closed or becomes inaccessible, there may not be another consistent way in or out of the area.

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For information about road conditions on 356th Drive SE, sign up for updates by clicking on the red letter icon on the right side of the page.

To report maintenance and traffic safety issues on this road, contact the 24/7 Road Helpline at 206-477-8100, or 800-527-6237. If it’s an emergency, please contact 911.

For emergency preparedness information, please visit the King County Office of Emergency Management at www.kcemergency.com or call 206-296-3830.

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Contact the 24/7 Road Helpline at 206-477-8100, or 800-527-6237. If it’s an emergency, please contact 911.

For emergency preparedness information, please visit the King County Office of Emergency Management or call 206-296-3830.

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